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Colorado is a place where you can spend the morning in the office, the afternoon on a mountain bike and the evening sipping creamy microbrews at a cozy bar. A casual laid-back vibe pervades the state, and locals pride themselves on having a great quality of life.

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» 16th Street Mall

16th Street Mall, Colorado

Denver's 16th Street Mall is a beautiful tree-lined, pedestrian area at the heart of the city. This downtown promenade of red and gray granite is a bustling center, popular with locals and visitors alike thanks to an abundance of outdoor cafes, shops and restaurants among renovated historic buildings and modern glass skyscrapers. The mall boasts more than 300 shops and more than 50 restaurants in a 16-block stretch of 16th Street …

» City Park

City Park, Colorado

Denver's 314-acre City Park is the largest park in the city, built in 1882 following the tradition of New York City's Central Park and later used as the site of the 1893 World's Fair. Today, this beautiful urban green space boasts a number of attractions, including the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and a pair of lakes, complete with a boathouse where visitors can rent paddleboats. Ferril Lake is the location of the iconic Prismatic Fountain …

» Civic Center Park

Civic Center Park, Colorado

Civic Center Park was created more than 100 years ago as the civic heart for the city of Denver. The urban green space is the site of the Colorado State Capitol, and arching footpaths across the park offer a chance to stroll among the gardens and marvel at the surrounding architecture, including the Denver City and County Building, the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Central Library. The park is also home to the Greek Theater and the historic Carnegie Library …

» Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs , Colorado

Colorado Springs - the state's second-largest city - offers a wide range of historical attractions, stunning natural landmarks and museums. Nicknamed 'Little London' in the 19th century, Colorado Springs has long been considered a cultural center amid the wilds of the West. A visit to Colorado Springs offers the opportunity to explore a variety of museums and cultural attractions, including the Pioneers Museum, the May Natural History Museum and the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts …

» Colorado State Capitol Building

Colorado State Capitol Building, Colorado

Reminiscent of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., the Colorado State Capitol Building sitting high atop Denver is not just a 24 karat gold-domed meeting place for the Colorado General Assembly, but also an homage to the American governmental process, as well as a truly beautiful archeological wonder. Built a mile high above sea level, as denoted by the markings inscribed upon its steps, the Colorado State Capital Building has incredible views of downtown Denver …

» Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum, Colorado

The Denver Art Museum is recognized for its prized Native American collection, the country's largest. Spanning the US and Canada, from prehistoric times to the present, the hugely varied collection ranges from basketry and beadwork to paintings and sculpture. The art museum also has enviable Asian, European and US collections, and a comprehensive African gallery of paintings, sculptures and artifacts …

» Denver Mint

Denver Mint , Colorado

Reach into your pocket or change drawer and pull out a handful of U.S. pennies. Look carefully at their fronts - chances are most will have a small letter 'D' just below the date. This is the mint mark for the Denver Mint, one of only a handful of facilities that produces U.S. currency. This particular location is a byproduct of the days when Denver was a gold-mining hub. When gold was found in Colorado in 1858, hundreds of merchants, miners and settlers moved in to claim their stake …

» Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Colorado Springs' Garden of the Gods is not an average city park with duck ponds and walking paths. Instead, this urban park - which is also a designated National Landmark - boasts 1,367 acres of unique wilderness, Great Plains grassland and juniper woodlands. The most iconic section of the park is the towering ridge of sandstone formations that reveal 300 million years of geological history. Famous red rock formations include the Balanced Rock, the Gateway Rock and the Three Graces …

» Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado

The Georgetown Loop Railroad is a narrow-gauge heritage railroad that runs between the Rocky Mountain communities of Georgetown and Silver Plume. Completed in 1884, the Georgetown Loop was one of Colorado's first tourist attractions, and it has been sold, removed and restored over its long history. Today visitors can take a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad during the summer months. Even though the straight-line distance between the start and end is only two miles, the track runs for 4.5 …

» Larimer Square

Larimer Square, Colorado

An outdoor mall of shops and restaurants in downtown Denver, Larimer Square is the historic origin of the city, the site of the 1858 pioneer camp from which Denver ultimately grew. Today, Larimer Square is not only one of the Mile High City's most lively and popular downtown destinations, but it's also a great place to explore Denver's most historic buildings. A self-guided walking tour of the two-block district takes you down streets once pockmarked with Wild West saloons …

» Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak, Colorado

Just outside of Colorado Springs, the towering Pikes Peak mountain stands as an American icon. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song 'America the Beautiful' after surveying the great western lands from atop this very mountain, and today, visitors can enjoy the same view that Bates did, looking down across the rolling plains and jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains. While 1850s gold miners once trekked to this area via covered wagon and made the climb by mule …

» Pikes Peak Highway

Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado

The Pikes Peak Highway offers an easy, scenic route to the top of iconic Pikes Peak. The 19-mile, paved toll road was originally built in 1915, and the entrance begins at 7,400 feet before climbing all the way to the top of the 14,115-foot summit. One of the best views of the peak can be found at the pullout between mile markers seven and eight. Along the way you can make a pit stop at the historic Glen Cove Inn, a cabin-turned-rest stop area featuring a gift shop, restaurant and restrooms …

» Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Colorado is synonymous with the Rocky Mountains, and the activities and beauty of the Rockies comes together at Rocky Mountain National Park. More than 350 miles (563 km) of hiking trails wind through the park, with wildlife-spotting opportunities including elk, bighorn sheep and moose. Alpine wildflowers fill the valleys in spring, and cross-country skiers hit the slopes here in winter. Cyclists follow Trail Ridge Road, while hikers can walk to lakes following the Bear Lake Trailhead …

» The Denver Mint

The Denver Mint , Colorado

When gold was found in Colorado in 1858, hundreds of merchants, miners, and settlers moved in to claim their stake. A year later, Denver was founded, and several years after that, in 1863, the government decided to develop a mint facility here. The Denver Mint is one of two U.S. mints available for public tour, and these fascinating tours cover the extensive history of the mint, (one of Denver's oldest buildings and cultural mainstays), the present state of coin manufacturing …

» United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy , Colorado

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado is one of the most exclusive universities in the country, accepting only about 1,400 new cadets each year, who become part of an elite group of Air Force officers. With more than 1 million visitors a year, the U.S. Air Force Academy is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state, and many visitors come simply to see the academy's stunning chapel …

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